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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 01:05

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.

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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 01:05

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.

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What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 13:04

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."

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Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:58

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."

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A Modern Milestone: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion Views

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:19

The South Korean pop star is in rarified territory. The next most-popular video — Justin Bieber's "Baby" — has only 1.04 billion views.

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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 09:21

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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Afghan Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five detainees from Guantanamo.

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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:35

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after almost five years in captivity, the White House said on Saturday.

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Hagel Says China's Territorial Claims Are Destabilizing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 08:22

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a blunt warning to China, saying it will not ignore challenges against "fundamental principles of international order."

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Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:39

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.

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In India, Fifth Person Is Arrested In Gang Rape, Murder Case

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:41

The arrests come amid public outcry over perceived official inaction. The incident is another in a series of rapes against Indian women in recent years that have united the country in anger.

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 06:23

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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Abortion Services Return To Town Where George Tiller Was Murdered

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 05:35

Five years ago, abortion provider Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed during church services in Wichita, Kan. His clinic closed after his death, but a new one has just opened to a familiar scene.

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Border Patrol Releases New Use-Of-Force Guidelines, Critical Report

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 04:49

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said the release was a push for more transparency. The agency had previously declined to make changes recommended by the panel.

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Measles Hits 20-Year High In U.S.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that measles outbreaks in the United States are now at a 20-year high, with 288 cases reported in the first five months of 2014.

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In Pizza Kitchens And On Assembly Lines, Temp Workers Face Abuse

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The modern Harvest of Shame is the treatment of blue-collar temporary workers, according to ProPublica's Michael Grabell. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Grabell about his investigative series.

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

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With VA Hospitals Overtaxed, Vets May Have To Go Private

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki stepped down as the chief of veterans affairs, but will things improve at VA hospitals? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Tom Bowman about what needs to happen to improve services.

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New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned over the growing health care scandal. He said remaining in office would only distract from carrying out needed reforms.

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Pakistan Signals Possible Opening In Relations With India

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of India's new prime minister this week. Does this signal a thaw? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council.

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